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CARMEN- Lettre du 13 mai 2014

Dear colleagues and friends of CARMEN,

Please, let me draw your attention to the following information and positions, divided in sections on CARMEN-generated calls and information, and job vacancies.

Yours sincerely

Katerina Hornickova

— Katerina Hornickova General Secretary CARMEN The Worldwide Medieval Network

1. CARMEN calls and information

a/ This year’s CARMEN ANNUAL MEETING is approaching !

-Registration is open now for our meeting in Stirling, Scotland, 12-13 September 2014.
-The Centre for Environmental History and Policy at the University of Stirling has generously offered to host the Annual Meeting in 2014. CARMEN looks forward to welcoming you to the meeting which will be held in a special venue in Stirling below the castle - Forth Valley College
-To register your attendance at the meeting and for information please contact Claire McIlroy before 31 July 2014.
-Please note that you are responsible for booking and paying for your own travel and accommodation in Stirling.
-To assist with the organisation of your visit to Stirling the host institution has prepared a practical document, which includes travel information and accommodation recommendations (see CARMEN website and here, also attached.
-This information will also be available through a dedicated University of Stirling web page It is recommended that accommodation bookings should be made as soon as possible to ensure availability. We have been warned that prices will be rising because the Ryder Cup is being held in Scotland this Autumn. The overall topic of this year’s meeting is "Heritages". A draft programme for the meeting and information about the CARMEN Market Place will be circulated in the coming weeks.
Useful links and contacts and here

Dr Claire McIlroy CARMEN Conference Manager
35 Stirling Highway | Crawley WA 6009
Tel +61 8 6488 6710
Fax + 61 8 6488 1082

b/ CARMEN Roundtable at IMC Leeds : After Empire : Medieval Imperial Memory in Europe and Beyond - A Round Table Discussion

-At IMC Leeds, CARMEN will sponsor a Round Table that will pick up the overall topic of "Empire" and combine it with a research idea currently discussed within CARMEN on memories of European past in Europe as well as in the world beyond it. The Round Table is linked to the network project ’Investing in the Past : Medieval Europe in the Globalized 21st Century (IPMEG). ’The discussion will be lead by Elisabeth M. Tyler (York), and will include Penelope Goodman (University of Leeds), Christian Høgel (Syddansk Universitet), Zara Pogossian (John Cabot University, Rome), and Felicitas Schmieder (FernUniversität Hagen).
-For further information see here
-The event is open to everybody interested. Feel free to join us in Leeds.

2. Job vacancies and Fellowships

a/ The ERC-Project

"The Latin Talmud and its Influence on Jewish-Christian Polemic" at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain, invites applications for two Post-doctoral positions starting in October 2014 (for four years each). Candidates should have a strong record in preparing editions of Latin Texts and Hebrew and Semitic Studies, since they will be participating in the preparation of critical editions of the Latin Talmud (13th century). Salary and conditions will conform to UAB regulations.
-Applications shall include the following : . CV. . Electronic copies of editions/articles or other writing samples. . Two letters of recommendation.
-All materials should be sent electronically before May 31st, 2014 to Prof. Alexander Fidora
-The position is open to candidates without any discrimination based on gender, nationality or ethnic origins. The appointment will be based on the candidates’ qualifications and the needs of the research project.

b/ Four position with ARC History of Emotions

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Applicants must have strong computer and editorial skills, together with a background in any area of the humanities with a particular specialty in Medieval Studies, and must be available to start work late spring 2014 in Cambridge, MA. Strict attention to detail and excellent communication skills are particularly important. Reading ability in French, German, Spanish, Latin and/or Italian is also highly desirable.
JOB DESCRIPTION This internship will provide experience with the book review process of Speculum, the major North American journal in the field of Medieval Studies. Duties include : sorting books ; mailing books to reviewers ; compiling information in a database from print books and online resources ; transmitting information to the book review editors ; receiving, organizing, and proofreading reviews for publication ; and using an Excel-based management system (or other appropriate software). This is a two-stage part-time paid internship. During the summer the intern will sort and mail the review books while training under the current senior intern (12 hours per week). Starting in the fall, the intern will assume the duties of the senior intern, including overseeing a new hire, managing the database of reviews, working with the Book Review Editors, and coordinating and proofreading the reviews (up to 28 hours per week at a higher rate). Submit cover letter, together with resume and up-to-date contact information for two referees to Sarah Spence, Editor, Speculum
- Applications completed by May 23 will be given full consideration. For more information about Speculum, click

d/ Departmental Lecturer in Latin Language and Literature

Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford Grade 8 : £37,756 - £45,053 p.a. The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in Latin Language and Literature from 1 October 2014. The appointment will be for a fixed period of 1 year (renewable for two further years after that) to provide teaching cover during Professor Tobias Reinhardt’s period of leave. The main responsibilities of the role are to engage in advanced study and academic research, deliver at least 36 lectures or classes per year to undergraduate and graduate students, hold individual supervisions with graduate students as required, and contribute to the teaching, research, and academic administration of the department. You will also be expected to write research articles for prestigious peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and reviews, present papers at conferences, and lead seminars to disseminate research findings ; liaise with examiners and academic staff regarding student performance, and researchers in related fields to share information and expertise and share in the work of departmental committees developing academic strategies and policies. The successful candidate will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil ; have research experience and an aptitude for teaching and awareness of pedagogic methods. S/he will have sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop course units ; a strong publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field ; and sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research projects and methodologies.
-Applications for this vacancy are to be made online here and enter vacancy ID : 113098. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12.00 noon on 28 May 2014. Interviews are likely to be held during the week commencing 16 June 2014.
-Contact Person : Mrs Brooke Martin-Garbutt Vacancy ID : 113098 Contact Phone : 01865 288372 Closing Date : 28-May-2014 Contact Email

e/ TRAME Fellowship

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On behalf of the SISMEL, we are pleased to send you here attached the call for application for the TRAME fellowship in digital humanities funded by the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation. Enclosed is also the description of TRAME Programme : Texts and manuscript transmission of the Middle Ages in Europe. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2014. Redaction of micrologus


With the support of a donator within the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and the Fritz-Thyssen Foundation The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS Sofia) announces a Call for Applications for its 2015/2016 In-Residence Advanced Academia Fellowships for fundamental research in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences.
OBJECTIVE CAS Sofia is an independent Institute with international and multidisciplinary profile. Located in Sofia, Bulgaria, it promotes high-level scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities. In addition to supporting focus-group research, CAS Sofia invites outstanding scholars to pursue their individual research projects during in-residence periods of up to five months. The invited Fellows participate in the intellectual life and the scholarly community of the Centre (Bulgarian and foreign fellows) while working on projects of their own choice. Fellows receive adequate material and intellectual support and can profit from the Centre’s wide international networks, international seminar- and guest-lecturer programme. CAS Sofia assists Fellows in all practical matters concerning travel, residence and research in Sofia.
FORMAT CAS Sofia provides in-residence fellowships of two- to five- month duration to post-doctoral non-Bulgarian researchers. Junior as well as Senior scholars are invited to apply. The selected Fellows are entitled to : A monthly stipend of 700 euro (liable to 10% income tax) to cover living expenses related to the stay in Sofia. Accommodation in Sofia, comprising living quarters and working space. The Fellows will also have free access to the CAS library and electronic resources/databases. Travel allowance (400 euro) Research expenses (100 euro p.m.)
DURATION AND CONDITIONS Candidates may apply for two periods : I. 1 March 2015 - 31 July 2015 (Summer semester) II. 1 October 2015 - 28 February 2016 (Winter semester) N.B. The final invitation for fellowship depends on the ranking of the application and the preferred period. Availability for both periods is an advantage for the applicant. Please, indicate in the application form whether you prefer one or either period. The selected Fellows will take part in the regular Fellow seminars and the other scientific events organized by the Centre (workshops, conferences, lectures, etc.) and are invited to present and discuss their project in lectures or seminars. The results of their work shall be summarized in a paper (in English), to be published in the electronic CAS Working Paper Series.
ELIGIBILITY Candidates must Be non-Bulgarian citizens ; Have completed a PhD in the fields of the humanities and social sciences ; International research experience (participation in projects and refereed conferences) and publications in peer-reviewed academic editions are strong advantages.
WORKING LANGUAGE As an international academic institution CAS conducts most of its work in English which is also the language of the presentations of research results. Therefore, a good command of English is highly desirable.
APPLICATION Links for downloading :
-Application Form
-Reference Form
-Application Checklist
-Please carefully consider these two documents when preparing your application. They can be downloaded also from here
-For Junior scholars (up to 12 years after PhD defense) only : two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work should be emailed to CAS by the referees. Extensions to this period may be allowed in case of eligible career breaks which must be properly documented (maternity leave, long-term illness leave, national service). All application documents should be presented in English and sent by e-mail to with a subject entry "Advanced Academia Fellowships" Deadline for applications : October 1, 2014
SELECTION CRITERIA High quality of the candidate’s academic portfolio and publications, participation in international research ; Innovative fundamental research proposal with significant contribution ; Interdisciplinary and/or comparative approaches are an advantage.
SELECTION PROCEDURE The selection will be carried out by the international Academic Council of CAS based on evaluation of the potential of the candidate relative to his/her career stage and the quality of the proposed project. In some special cases candidates may be invited for an interview. The results will be announced by the end of January 2015 by e-mail and at the website of the institute. Members of the CAS Academic Council do not disclose their assessment reports on the applications to candidates. The Academic Council reserves the right, in cases of candidatures with equal quality, to grant advantage to candidates that have not been CAS Fellows within the preceding 3 years / have not repeatedly held CAS fellowships in the past.
-Mr. Dimiter Dimov
-Centre for Advanced Study Sofia ; Sofia 1000, 7-B, Stefan Karadja Str, tel. : + 359 2 9803704 / fax : + 359 2 9803662

g/ Doctoral position at KU Leuven

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The Institute for Early Christian and Byzantine Studies at KU Leuven invites applications from MA students and scholars from non-EEA countries to carry out doctoral research on the Byzantine Coislin Anthology as part of a new project on "Knowledge Transfer in the Macedonian Renaissance".
-For more information, see the attached file.


Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Saint John’s University Collegeville, Minnesota 56321 Heckman Stipends, made possible by the A.A. Heckman Endowed Fund, are awarded semi-annually. Up to 10 stipends in amounts up to $2,000 are available each year. Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources. The Stipend may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML Stipend or Fellowship. Holders of the Stipend must wait at least two years before applying again. The program is specifically intended to help scholars who have not yet established themselves professionally and whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials to be found in the collections of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. Applications : Applications must be submitted by April 15 for residencies between July and December of the same year, or by November 15 for residencies between January and June of the following year.
-Applicants are asked to provide :
-a letter of application with current contact information, the title of the project, length of the proposed residency at HMML and its projected dates, and the amount requested (up to $2,000)
-a description of the project to be pursued, with an explanation of how HMML’s resources are essential to its successful completion of the project ; applicants are advised to be as specific as possible about which resources will be needed (maximum length : 1,000 words)
-an updated curriculum vitae
-a confidential letter of recommendation to be sent directly to HMML by an advisor, thesis director, mentor, or, in the case of postdoctoral candidates, a colleague who is a good judge of the applicant’s work _ -Please send all materials as email attachments to here, with “Heckman Stipend” in the subject line. Questions about the Stipends may be sent to the same address. Dr. Kateřina Horníčková Saints’ Cults Project EuroCORECODE CULTIC SYMBOLS